My Dunedin Itinerary

University of Otago tops national educational performance measures

18 September 2017

The University of Otago has topped every one of the latest key Government indicators measuring the educational performance of students at New Zealand’s universities.


City's innovation and nous impress

10 August 2017

Some of New Zealand's top tech entrepreneurs are surprised at the amount of innovation happening in the Dunedin tech sector.


Foreign students bring positive impact to New Zealand's regions - report

24 March 2017

The total economic value of New Zealand’s burgeoning international education sector has surpassed NZ$4 billion (US$2.82 billion), with international students pumping in millions of dollars and generating hundreds of job opportunities in regions across the country, new research shows.


International students worth millions to Dunedin

21 March 2017

International students contributed  $117 million to the Dunedin economy, the latest figures show.

The Education New Zealand figures for the 2015 year were released this week and included a breakdown of the economic impact of international education in Dunedin for the first time.

In Otago, international students contributed $142 million to the economy, of which $117 million was in Dunedin (2% of total GDP) and $23 million (1.1% of total GDP) in the Queenstown Lakes area.


ICT Graduate School starts lectures in city

09 March 2017

Dunedin's newest tertiary education institution is now up and running.

The Signal ICT Graduate School has begun lectures and director Stuart Charters, of Christchurch, said there had already been overwhelming interest in some of its courses.


Top 10 spot for university

09 March 2017

A University of Otago department in the firing line for job cuts has been named among the top 10 in the world.

The School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences was the top-ranked university department in New Zealand after placing seventh in the annual QS World University Rankings by subject.


Global Impact Visa and Launch of Edmund Hillary Fellowship on 31 January

31 January 2017

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has partnered with the Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF) to deliver the Global Impact Visa (GIVs) policy and programme. The policy has been designed to accelerate the growth of New Zealand’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and to enhance its global competitiveness by attracting and retaining high calibre entrepreneurs, investors and start-up teams with the potential to make New Zealand an innovation leader. The policy is to be piloted for four years, accepting up to 400 participants who will be located across New Zealand.

Further information about the scheme and to apply, click on the link below


University of Otago to offer City of Literature scholarship

26 January 2017

The University of Otago and Dunedin City Council are excited to announce the launch of a new doctoral scholarship in literary studies.

A University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship will be offered annually to a research student to study at the University of Otago.